Employment
Do you use freelance editors? If so, how can I get on the list?

Unlike many publishers, we meet most of our editorial and proofreading needs in-house. When we do need to use freelance editorial help, we turn to a list of people who have worked for us for some time. Only rarely do we need to add someone new to the list.

We would, however, be glad to see your resume. You may send it to our regular address:

Attn: Editorial Department
Eerdmans Publishing Co.
2140 Oak Industrial Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
I would like to work for Eerdmans Publishing. Are you hiring?

Yes! We are currently hiring several positions:

 

Marketing Coordinator

The marketing coordinator reports to the director of marketing and works in coordination with the marketing, sales, production, and editorial departments to manage and distribute title metadata to websites and trade partners.

Job duties:

  • Update and maintain book and author pages on Eerdmans.com
  • Manage, update, and distribute title metadata to such trade partners as Amazon and Barnes & Noble through an online content management system
  • Convert cover images and author head shots to web-ready format and distribute via FTP
  • Assist with general clerical work and proofreading as requested

Required qualifications: meticulous attention to detail, previous experience with data management and/or website administration, solid grasp of English grammar and spelling, exemplary organizational skill and personal discipline

Desired qualifications: basic knowledge of HTML, general biblical/theological literacy, experience with online content management systems (CMS), file transfer protocol (FTP), and Microsoft Excel

Hours and location: This is a part-time, in-house position at our Grand Rapids office. The successful candidate will choose a regular 20-hour-per-week schedule within Eerdmans Publishing's normal hours (M-F, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

To apply: Send résumé and cover letter to Joel Niewenhuis, promotions manager, at jniewen@eerdmans.com. Application deadline: September 14, 2015.

Promotions Coordinator

The promotions coordinator reports to the promotions manager and works in cooperation with members of the marketing-sales department.

Job duties:

  • Lay out, update, and distribute Advance Title Information sheets (ATIs) for all new books and promotional book flyers as needed
  • Manage and update print catalog mailing lists
  • Administer catalog mailings, both by working with an outside mailing service and by coordinating in-house mailings, labeling and sorting per USPS requirements
  • Prepare digital catalogs for online use and distribute web-ready catalogs via the Eerdmans website and email 
  • Maintain print and digital catalog archives and catalog inventory records
  • Assist with miscellaneous clerical tasks

Required qualifications: computer literacy, attention to detail, general accuracy, organizational skill, technical aptitude, willingness to learn

Desired qualifications: biblical-theological literacy, eye for design, proofreading proficiency, and previous experience working with Adobe InDesign, mailing lists, databases, and/or website administration

Hours and location: This is a part-time, in-house position at our Grand Rapids office. The successful candidate will choose a regular 10- to 20-hour-per-week schedule (hours dependent on seasonal workload) within Eerdmans Publishing's normal hours (M-F, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

To apply: Send résumé and cover letter to Joel Niewenhuis, promotions manager, at jniewen@eerdmans.com. Application deadline: September 14, 2015.

Eerdmans Bookstore Sales Associate:

The Bookstore Associate will be responsible for assisting the store manager in all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the store. The Associate will report directly to the Store Manager with oversight by the Director of Sales.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to;

  • Customer service, including a helpful and pleasant in-person and phone manner, along with maintaining a clean and welcoming store environment. Be welcoming and assisting with customers from the time they enter the store thru the final purchase process.
  • The Associate will have an interest in, and develop a working knowledge of, the products and services of the bookstore.
  • Take charge of inventory merchandising, restocking (as needed) and the general care of the product on the shelves.
  • Have a working knowledge of MS Office and be willing to learn new programs as they apply to the position, especially Point-of-Sale software.
  • Be able to show a flexibility in scheduling to cover store hours in the absence of the manager. Show a willingness to open/close the store on their own if the schedule requires along with a weekend (Saturday) rotation.
  • Assist in shipping and receiving functions.
  • Assist in proper cash management practices.
  • Maintain daily cash register reports, including cash, checks and charge cards processing.
  • Show an interest in and a willingness to learn the Eerdmans books, both adult titles as well as the EBYR books (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers).
  • Follow a daily routine of such tasks as, but not limited to; stocking shelves, cleaning, including the restrooms, customer service, including phone, email, fax and in-person.
  • Always display a friendly and helpful demeanor with customers on the phone or in person.
  • An ability to work with others as well as on your own.
  • Mirror the professionalism of the company in manner and appearance.
  • 20-25 hours per week, within the range of store hours, 9am-6pm Mon.-Fri & Sat. 9am -1pm.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Be able to assist the Store Manager with tasks they ask of them.
  • Ability to communicate concerns and problems and create solutions within the store management team.
Please forward resume and cover letter to akent@eerdmans.com.

 

 

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